Dinner plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1750

GUSN

GUSN-172944

Description

Porcelain dinner plate with painted polychrome decoration consisting of a bird perching on a flowering branch framed by sprays of flowers and a gold trefoil chain along rim.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dinner plates
porcelain
Chinese export
Plate, Dinner

Inscription

“This is one of six ancient / plates long in the Willis family / and was given to Miss Caroline / Duncan about 1885 by her / mother's cousin Miss Ann / Osgood of Haverhill. At the / death of Miss Duncan in 1917. / it came to me, Stephen W. Phillips. / I am no expert, but it appears to be / either Chinese or English Delft. / I do not know which. It is / certainly very old middle of / 18th century at least and / very pretty.” (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD116

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

1 (H), 8 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1853

Places

China